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13 July 2009

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XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Full Text Facility Test Suite Published

2009-07-09: The XSL and XML Query Working Groups have published version 1.0 of the XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Full Text Facility Test Suite, and are requesting that people with implementations report results. The Full Text Facility provides a standard way of searching by word or phrase across multilingual documents or data represented using the XPath and XQuery Data Model. As a result of preliminary implementation experience, and to reflect comments received, the Candidate Recommendation for the Full Text Facility has also been republished: the new version incorporates editorial changes but also clarifies some ambiguities that had been reported. The Working Groups hope to move the document to Proposed Recommendation once more test results have been submitted. The XML Query and XSL Working Groups also published today an update of XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0 Use Cases. Learn more about the XML Activity. (Permalink)

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Relationship Between Mobile Web (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) Note Published

2009-07-09: The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and the WAI Education and Outreach Working Group have published Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a W3C Working Group Note. The groups encourage people to start by reading Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices, which shows how design goals for accessibility and mobile access overlap. A third document, Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities, provides examples of barriers that people (without disabilities) face when interacting with Web content via mobile devices, and similar barriers for people with disabilities using desktop computers. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). (Permalink)

Last Call: Geolocation API Specification

2009-07-07: The Geolocation Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Geolocation API Specification. The Geolocation API defines a high-level interface to location information associated only with the device hosting the implementation, such as latitude and longitude. Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs, as well as user input. Comments are welcome through 10 August. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity. (Permalink)

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